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Bagdat Street

Asian Side of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #72 of 648 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: One of the major shopping districts in the city, this street is lined with several exclusive designer stores including Louis Vuitton and Escada.
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Buffalo, New York
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235 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Mixed bag. Great people watching (clash of modern-western styles and burkas). Many stores common to Malls but many others unique to Turkey. Tourists abound Watch them make the Turkish ice cream. Incredibly dense. Good place to shop for gifts. Many nice ceramic shops and candies. Buy spices in stores NOT THE SPICE MARKET to avoid larvae, bugs and other surprises.... More

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Rzeszow, Poland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

For tourist Bagdat street is quite tricky with its name, because it is pronounced "bada caddesi". If someone is looking for the street with the same pronunciation like the capital of Iraq, never find it. Checked by myself :)

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Toronto, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were ill-advised to come to this street for some shopping and were quite disappointed. If you’ve seriously come all the way around the world to shop at H&M, The Gap, and Louis Vuitton, then Bagdat Caddesi is for you. We took the Dolmus from Kadikoy to Bostanci, then walked for about two hours along this street. It was very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In the hotel we were told it was about a 20min walk from the ferry to Bagdat street, It in fact took 30 mins by a very fast taxi! This is just one long street with designer shops a nice wide street fair enough but not worth wasting time on unless you have lots of cash to spend. We passed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Attention Please! İf you are now intending to pay a visit to this very famous street,you are strongly recommended to come here by public transportation only due to very limited parking area available in and around the street,Besides traffic is also very happy on this street.However, it is always nice to be at this place with many nice restaurants,cafes,bars, shops... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Istanbul is amazing, but Bagdat Street is not a highlight. The stores are mostly high-end chain retail shopping. While just walking the street is nice because it is wide with good space for people watching, the Spice Market or Grand Bazaar are much more fun.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I like this street.. It's very good for shopping.. Huge place & all kind of shops are available.. The trees on the sidewalk make the street so romantic & peaceful.. A wide variety of restaurants & coffee shops to dine in or just to enjoy coffee or tea.

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Really it doesn't worth the effort if you are visiting Istanbul for the 1st time. It' s far away from the historical center and nothing special. I visited during my 4th visit to Istanbul.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

the Fancy street in Istanbul many elite restaurants and cafes very nice you can enjoy shopping !!!!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Really enjoyed this street, even when you aren't shopping and especially when the weathers nice. It is a must see on the Asian side and is located parallel to the sea side which is nice for a walk too.

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